NYFW Favourites

Hey Guys,

Anyone who knows me will know that New York Fashion Week is like my Christmas. I have been glued to every and any online outlet for the designs since the shows kicked off. One of these days I will get there and be witnessing it all first hand. One day…..

I couldn’t wait to see the Victoria Beckham show as I think her designs are amazing. Needless to say the catwalk did not disappoint. Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors are also firm favourites of mine. So here are some of my top picks from the shows so far, I hope you enjoy 🙂

Victoria Beckham

 Diane von Furstenberg

Oscar de la Renta

Monique Lhuillier

Tommy Hilfiger

Zac Posen

 Michael Kors

Herve Leger by Max Azria

I particularly admired Peter Copping’s designs for Oscar de la Renta, which did not disappoint despite the late namesake not being this year’s creator.

The FROW’s style was also particularly admirable as always. I will be doing more on some of their looks later in the week.

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

How I spent V-Day

Hey Guys,

I hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday. The sun is shining here so it’s always easier to have a smile on your face when it’s not raining! Yesterday was Valentine’s Day as I’m sure you’re all more than aware. As I said in Friday’s post, I’m not a huge fan of February 14th, but uncharacteristically, I actually had a nice day. Not a cliché in sight.

The day kicked off with a mini mother – daughter pampering day. I posted the picture below on Facebook yesterday and I received some messages asking about my watch.

IMG_0989The watch is from Guess and I bought it in Macy’s in New York. There are similar ones available however in jewellers such as Fields. My hands look so small minus my gel nails, but I wanted to give my nails a break so as not to cause too much damage. As I said yesterday check out The Makeup Box in Naas, I will definitely be going back, great service and prices.

What I Wore

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Cape €20.00 TK Maxx, Black turtle neck €6.00 Penneys / Primark

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My over the knee boots are from Newlook, I bought them last September and I have gotten so much wear out of them. H&M and River Island have some similar alternatives in store.

I kept everything else quite muted and stuck with black as I felt the cape was enough. It was such a bargain and it’s so soft and cosy. I felt like I had a blanket wrapped around me in the cinema. I think we were the only couple in the cinema last night who didn’t go see 50 Shades of Grey! We also avoided the ‘fancy restaurant’  and opted for Nando’s as I am a huge fan!

I hope you all had a nice V-Day whether it was spent in the traditional sense or whether you were boycotting the entire ‘holiday’ for want of a better description.

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x


Top 20 under €20

Hey Guys,

Seeing as it’s January and the majority associate this with  being a bit of an anti climax after Christmas and the New Year, I have decided to do a post that is budget friendly and will help cure those January Blues. Most people’s purse strings are a little tighter at this time of year, unless you are one of a lucky few, so it’s always nice to find items that won’t break the bank. Some say not to shop when you’re not feeling the richest, I say be smart about your shopping. A little ‘pick me up’ that won’t hurt the bank balance too much, can be considered a necessity in  my eyes 😉 So here are my Top 20 items that are under €20!

Top 20 Under €20

Turtle Neck €20.00 River Island

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Image 1 of TRICOLOR BAG from Zara

Messenger bag €19.99 Zara

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Rimmed Sunglasses €13.00 River Island

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€19.99 H&M

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€16.50 Forever21

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Image 1 of ASOS Bead Through Stud Earrings

€11.43 ASOS

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Image 3 of New Look Kool Black Patent Flat Loafer Shoes

€18.47 ASOS

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White Blazer €19.50 Missguided

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€17.99 Newlook

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€19.99 H&M

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Skater Dress €16.50 Forever 21

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€14.99 Bershka

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€17.00 Primark

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€18.20 Missguided

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Image 1 of MIXED FABRIC BLOUSE WITH FRONT DETAIL from Zara

Blouse €19.99 Zara

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€14.00 Boohoo

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€17.99 Newlook

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€12.70 Topshop

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€19.50 Missguided

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€14.99 Bershka

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So there you go ladies, proof that you can justify your shopping addiction in January. Happy Shopping 🙂

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

A Stylish New Year’s Eve

Hey Guys,

As New Year’s Eve is just around the corner (I can’t believe how quick the last few days have gone!) I have compiled some outfit ideas for the occasion. NYE is the perfect opportunity to incorporate some sparkle and go all out. I personally think no matter where you are on the night, you can never be too over dressed. So take this opportunity and run with it!

NYE Outfit Ideas

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Skirt €30.00 River Island, Crop Top €14.99 & Necklace €6.00 both Newlook, Strappy Heels €32.49 & Faux Fur Clutch €25.99 both Missguided

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Sequined Trousers €38.00 H&M, Black Cami €33.00 River Island, Black PU Sleave Jacket €39.99 & Shoulder Bag €14.99 both H&M, Shoes as before

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Pencil Dress €47.00 & Silver Bangle €13.00 both River Island, Black Heels €19.49, Beaded Clutch €29.99 H&M

€31.75 Miss Selfridge

€51.00 Topshop

Image 1 of Chi Chi London Full Skater Prom Dress With Laser Cutwork Detail

€85.72 Chi Chi London at ASOS

€63.50 Miss Selfridge

 Sequin Blazer €30.00, Pretty Little Thing 

There are of plenty of options available in stores at the moment, so at least you can hopefully avoid any added stress of finding an outfit. Even though you may not want to wear a sequin piece until this time again next year, a good blazer or dress that has some sparkle will always come in handy over the festive period!

Happy Shopping My Loves

Z x

Nail that Sale

Hey Guys,

We all know the day after Christmas means one thing (aside from more over eating and drinking) it is of course the post Christmas sales. As I previously worked in retail for 6 years and the fact that I am a self confessed shopaholic, I know how to sale shop!

While there are great bargains to be found, there are also in many cases old products from the back of the stock room thrown out onto the floor too. So you the shopper is often left wading through stock from two seasons ago, just to find the styles you have been looking for. So I have picked out my favourites from this year’s sales to hopefully help you safe some time, effort and of course money!

Top Sales Picks

Embelished Box Jacket €45.00 River Island

Shop Here:  http://eu.riverisland.com/women/sale/coats–jackets/Black-tweed-embellished-cropped-jacket-663784

Image 1 of ASOS KING Over the Knee Boots

Wader Boots €38.57 ASOS

Shop Here: http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-KING-Over-the-Knee-Boots/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3791158&cid=1931&sh=0&pge=3&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Black&totalstyles=2140&gridsize=3

Image 1 of ASOS Jumpsuit with Chic Racer Detail

Jumpsuit €18.57 ASOS

Shop Here: http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Jumpsuit-with-Chic-Racer-Detail/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3089818&cid=9638&sh=0&pge=2&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Black&totalstyles=861&gridsize=3

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Snood €19.99 Zara

Shop Here: http://www.zara.com/ie/en/sale/woman/accessories/scarves/crossover-snood-c436401p2210506.html

Wrap Shift Dress €31.75 TopShop

Shop Here: http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/sale-3246534/sale-3267090/satin-insert-shift-dress-3471640?bi=401&ps=200

Burgundy Ankle Boots €35.00 River Island

Shop Here: http://eu.riverisland.com/women/sale/shoes–boots/Dark-red-block-heel-ankle-boots-655430

Image 1 of TWO-TONE LEATHER SHOPPER from Zara

Two Tone Shopper Bag €69.99 Zara

Shop Here:  http://www.zara.com/ie/en/sale/woman/handbags/two-tone-leather-shopper-c542065p2013555.html

Slogan Tee €8.00 River Island

Shop Here:  http://eu.riverisland.com/women/sale/t-shirts–vests–sweats/White-jeans-print-oversized-t-shirt-665505

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Peplum Leather Coat €45.00 Newlook

Shop Here:  http://www.newlook.com/eu/shop/womens/jackets-and-coats/black-leather-peplum-hem-biker-jacket_317645701

Image 1 of Esprit Oversized Blanket Stitch Scarf

Oversized Scarf €24.99 Asos

Shop Here: http://www.asos.com/Esprit/Esprit-Oversized-Blanket-Stitch-Scarf/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4552335&cid=1929&sh=0&pge=1&pgesize=204&sort=-1&clr=Grey&totalstyles=843&gridsize=3

I personally try not to buy anything that is too ‘this season’ during the sales as I always fall in love with the new stock coming into the stores. I only ever pick something that I know I will like this time next year too, hence nothing that is associated too much with a particular trend.

Happy Shopping My Loves

Z x